Christ’s Ascension Gifts

From Spurgeon’s Sermon on Eph. 4:7-12 preached in March 1871 (Thanks to Rob Cosby for these quotations) We have thought that Christ’s gifts were valuable enough for us to treasure up [...]

How Much Does Your Church Give?

How much does your church give? James M. Renihan The churches of our Association are very generous in their support for Gospel work. Whether it is foreign missions, special projects, or the [...]

A High and Proper View of the Pastoral Ministry

We live in a day when the distinctions between pastors and people have largely broken down. Loud voices cry out, calling for a mobilization of every member of the church, as if all had the same [...]

Man’s Duty and God’s Purpose

From Owen Volume 10: 3. We must exactly distinguish between man’s duty and God’s purpose, there being no connection between them. The purpose and decree of God is not the rule of our duty; [...]

Pastor, How do you spend your time?

Pastor, how do you spend your time? Is it devoted to the study of spiritual things?  Here are some words from a Master, comments made in an ordination sermon: And I do not know a warning that I [...]

Obscurity in Preaching? Unusual Advice from Richard Baxter

In 2002, a series of essays entitled The Rise of the Laity in Evangelical Protestantism ed. Deryck Lovegrove (London: Routledge, 2002) was published. The lead article, was written by Carl Trueman [...]

What’s happening with preaching? Who said this?

In a sermon titled “The Last Judgment” a well-known preacher begins with these words: “IT is the case that the pulpit appears sometimes in our days degraded almost to the level [...]

Who chooses Pastors?

Who chooses pastors? Submitted by Prof. Renihan It seems strange to me that some churches have adopted a method of choosing pastors/elders which bypasses any direct involvement of the [...]

Fred Malone on the Reformed Pastor: What do you Believe?

How can a pastor who wants to be biblical in his life and ministry pursue such a calling in the third millennium? He Must Hold to Reformed Theology for Himself. Paul told Timothy: “Pay [...]

Fred Malone on The Reformed Pastor (Introduction)

This article was written by IRBS Senior Fellow Dr. Fred Malone and published in Founders Journal, Winter 2000, pp. 10-16. The original may be found here: [...]

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